My Favorite Appalachian Trail Photos of 2015

My Favorite Appalachian Trail Photos of 2015

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Today a tour back through all of my AT photos from 2015.  Enjoy, and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

Sometimes you get real hungry on the trail

Sometimes you get real hungry on the trail

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Section hiker - Hotfoot!

Section hiker – Hotfoot!

Backtrack and I at the end of one of early days on the trail

Backtrack and I at the end of one of early days on the trail

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The green tunnel in PA

The green tunnel in PA

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Brassie Brook Shelter

Brassie Brook Shelter

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Getting fierce next to his first white blaze

Getting fierce next to his first white blaze

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Pausing in front of a pretty stream on our last day!

Pausing in front of a pretty stream on our last day!

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Reuniting in VT with hikers I met on the first day.

Reuniting in VT with hikers I met on the first day.

The boys arriving at Amicalola

The boys arriving at Amicalola

Rev Kane on his arrival at Amicalola Falls State Park

Rev Kane on his arrival at Amicalola Falls State Park

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Beaver Pond on the trail

Beaver Pond on the trail

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I've seen much worse that this on other hikers. It's the toe underneath not the nail that's black. Eventually the tip of my toe shriveled up and fell off.

I’ve seen much worse that this on other hikers. It’s the toe underneath not the nail that’s black. Eventually the tip of my toe shriveled up and fell off.

Some of my early and lovely calluses

Some of my early and lovely calluses

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Dawn at 5000 feet

Dawn at 5000 feet

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The AARP gang with our host Lumpy on the left at Standing Bear

I promised I'd leave him anonymous, but this is hiking bliss on top of Blood Mountain

I promised I’d leave him anonymous, but this is hiking bliss on top of Blood Mountain

The youngest hiker, Olivia and her mom. She's done 300 miles on the AT and she can't even walk yet.

The youngest hiker, Olivia and her mom. She’s done 300 miles on the AT and she can’t even walk yet.

Two adorable section hikers I met in the Shenandoah

Two adorable section hikers I met in the Shenandoah

 

Me and Mao at a shelter in the SNP

Me and Mao at a shelter in the SNP

Strawberries for lunch

Strawberries for lunch

Jedi and Shaggy relaxing

Jedi and Shaggy relaxing

The first two thru-hikers I met, traveling on the train to Atlanta

The first two thru-hikers I met, traveling on the train to Atlanta

Mad Hatter heading back to the trail

Mad Hatter heading back to the trail

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Petri and Ducky at Springer Mountain

Petri and Ducky at Springer Mountain

Rev with Hercules aka Vortex

Rev with Hercules aka Vortex

Rev Kane with fellow hiker and vet Mau.

Rev Kane with fellow hiker and vet Mau.

Modeling at the Shenandoah National Park AT exhibit

Modeling at the Shenandoah National Park AT exhibit

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Modeling the bear pole

Modeling the bear pole

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Rev Kane with some of his trail family

Rev Kane with some of his trail family

Rev Kane on his first day on the Appalachian Trail

Rev Kane on his first day on the Appalachian Trail

Me and Mighty Mouse

Me and Mighty Mouse

You all ROCK!!!

You all ROCK!!!

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Safely on the porch at Mountain Harbour B&B

Safely on the porch at Mountain Harbour B&B

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The crew enjoying the day

The crew enjoying the day

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Miss Hattie

Miss Hattie

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Queen Diva at the Hiker's Ridge Ministry.

Queen Diva at the Hiker’s Ridge Ministry.

AT markers on Main Street in Hot Springs

AT markers on Main Street in Hot Springs

Lovely Tie at Laughing Heart Hostel

Lovely Tie at Laughing Heart Hostel

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At Hemlock Hollow

At Hemlock Hollow

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Lumpy's predecessor at Standing Bear, Rocket Man

Lumpy’s predecessor at Standing Bear, Rocket Man

The AARP gang with our host Lumpy on the left at Standing Bear

The AARP gang with our host Lumpy on the left at Standing Bear

Awesome, Backtrack, Rev Kan, and the Kingfisher

Awesome, Backtrack, Rev Kan, and the Kingfisher

Photo by Shaggy Hobo

Photo by Shaggy Hobo

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My air mattress savior

My air mattress savior

Rev Kane on Rocky Top

Rev Kane on Rocky Top

Photo by Shaggy Hobo

Photo by Shaggy Hobo

Me and Cliffhanger

Me and Cliffhanger

Me and the Mad Hatter

Me and the Mad Hatter

Backtrack, Shaggy Hobo and Rev Kane

Backtrack, Shaggy Hobo and Rev Kane

Me and Tough Cookie (she's back on the trail after appendicitis surgery 6 weeks ago)

Me and Tough Cookie (she’s back on the trail after appendicitis surgery 6 weeks ago)

Damn Yankee (grew up 20 minutes from me in NY) and Backtrack

Damn Yankee (grew up 20 minutes from me in NY) and Backtrack

Two utterly amazing and interesting folks, Patches and Airborne.

Two utterly amazing and interesting folks, Patches and Airborne.

The AARP gang, me, Backtrack, Kingfisher and Awesome

The AARP gang, me, Backtrack, Kingfisher and Awesome

The NC/GA Border

The NC/GA Border

First rough night on the AT

First rough night on the AT

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My first night on the trail

My first night on the trail

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About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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  42. Proud that my pic with Jacoby and DirtTime was posted. I’ll never forget running into you on top of Mt. Washington. Thanks again for the ride you gave Apple Cider and I to the burger joint somewhere up north, can’t exactly remember where. Ordered and received your book earlier this week. Haven’t started it yet. I’m right in the middle of reading The Green Tunnel by Patrick Breslau. Rev if you’re ever in my neck of the woods, Blue Ridge, VA. and you need a place to visit or lay your head, my home is your home. Safe travels to you my friend.

    • revmichaelkane says:

      Thanks Roub, just outside of Great Barrington, MA i think. If im in the area I’ll take you up on the offer, thanks. – Rev Kane

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